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Kosovo- Serbia: EU calls for an emergency meeting in Vienna

Beograd - Pristina; Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj

VIENNA – European Union has convened an urgent meeting between representatives of Kosovo and Serbia in Vienna, concerning the issue of mutual recognition of certificates for the transport of dangerous goods known as ADR (the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).

Kosovo Government stated in a press release that this topic has been discussed in Brussels for seven months, at the insistence of Kosovo Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri. However, Serbia has not shown willingness to reach mutual recognition of ADR certificates through dialogue, which resulted in a decision of the Kosovo Government to block the import of dangerous goods from Serbia.

Minister Tahiri has regularly informed the EU, claiming that Serbia’s behavior is contrary to the European principles for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, which led to the urgent call of the meeting.

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